As we awaken the Sacred Power of Presence within us, we are gently guided back to the stillness and silence that rests inside, back to a state of being where there is time for everything.
For thousands of years, the ancient oracles, shamans, sages, and seers practiced and ultimately mastered the Sacred Power of Presence in their lives. And although it’s not very complicated, in our modern world where mindfulness and meditation are readily available to all, most people still have not cultivated a present-moment technique that they engage in every day.
The ancient Chinese sage Lao-tzu is known for this powerful set of teachings, which reinforce the Sacred Power of Presence:
Do you have the patience to wait
until your mud settles and the water is clear?
Can you remain unmoving
till the right action arises by itself?
The Master doesn’t seek fulfillment:
but not seeking, not expecting,
is fully present,
and can welcome all things.
As the swirl of life sweeps through you each day, allow these three powerful stanzas to become an ongoing contemplation.
Gently rippling them through your thoughts will help you gain clarity, cultivate patience, and trust in the moment.